Public defender James Egan filed a motion today in Jasper County Circuit Court asking the court to allow Memorial Middle School shooter Thomas Gregory White, 15, to be tutored while he awaits trial.
White has been in jail since October 2006 after he took an assault rifle to Memorial Middle School, fired a shot into the ceiling and allegedly tried to shoot Principal Steve Gilbreath multiple times but failed when the gun jammed.
White was 13 and a seventh grader at Memorial at the time of the shooting. He is charged with two counts of assault and single counts of unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, and attempted escape.
White's trial is on hold while the Missouri Supreme Court decides whether it should remain in adult court or be remanded to the juvenile system.